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New Purchases

Hello folks so okay, I had a little “treat yoself” kinda moment. All of the products that I purchased are affordable. All of these products I have never used except one. So this is just a haul type of post. I will do reviews on these products once I really get into using them. So lets jump right in.

I heard tons of great things about The Ordinary by Deciem from Wayne Goss on YouTube. He says he loves the products and the prices are amazing. This is a Canadian based skincare line. I purchased these on their website and got free shipping when I spent $25. They have a good variety of acids and vitamins for the skin. I chose a few to try that will suit my skin type and concerns.


First I picked up the caffeine solution 5%+egcg ($6.70 30ML). this is good for dark circles and puffiness under the eye. I don’t have a lot of darkness under my eyes but I want to correct and prevent while I can before it gets to be a problem. Since the under eye is the thinnest skin and the most delicate, I want to make sure this area is in tip top shape.


Next I got the vitamin C suspension 23%+HA spheres 2% ($5.80 30ML). This is a vitamin C mixed with a moisturizer to keep the vitamin C stable. Vitamin c is great for the skin. It helps reverse the signs of aging, so we can be confused for preschoolers #goals. Vitamin C also helps with darks spots, skin damage, and gives the skin a healthy glow. And since I have freckles and get them easily, I love them but I also want to keep them in check.


Next is the the Niacamide acid 5% concentration ($5.90 30ML). this is 10% Niacamide and 1% Zinc. Niacamode helps with pigmentation and zinc helps control oils. This is an acid and is a chemical exfoliate. Which breaks up the stubborn dead skin cells clinging on the surface of the skin and help with cell turnover so that when you wash your face it will wash off those skin cells.


Last from The ordinary I got Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% concentration ($6.80 30ML). This is a highly potent antioxidant that helps with visible texture. This product is advised to only be used 2-3 times a week.


From Walmart I picked up the new wet n wild Photo focus foundation in the shade desert beige. I heard a lot of surprisingly good reviews about this product. So I thought I would give it a shot. For only $4, if it works out, it will be a good everyday foundation.



From Ulta I picked up the Tony Moly brightening bubble foam cleanser in the scent whipping cotton. This was in the clearance section and seemed like something to try for my daytime cleanser. I also picked up their sheet masks, I’ve used this brand sheet mask before in a different type and loved it. I love sheet masks and the more the better. I picked up two different ones that I haven’t tried, the I’m real rice mask sheet for clear skin and the I’m real pomegranate mask sheet for elasticity.

That’s all the goodies I have picked up recently. Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe.

Smooches

Kim B

 

 

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Know the right skincare for you

Hello beautiful folks, lets talk about skin. I’m talking my skin, your skin, his skin, her skin. The beautiful stuff that covers your muscles and bones that comes in thousands of shades. Healthy skin is key to a flawless makeup application. Also, taking care of your skin can sometimes be a rewarding task. Looking younger is the goal for all of us. I mean just think, wouldn’t being mistaken for a toddler be the best day of the year. In order to become a diaper dandy that is trying out for the latest Gerber commercial, you must first understand your skin type and what products compliment it the best.

Now I’m normal to combo skin. It’s good to know that as we check a different age boxes on the survey our skin type sometimes can change. Me personally I have gone from super oily/acne prone skin to normal/combo. Also the right products and eating healthy can correct parts of your skin type like less breakouts, less oil, and even less dryness. These are a few items that I have realized are important to know and stick to based on skin type. Products don’t have to be expensive to be of great quality. But, when it comes to beauty products, 1/2 of you budget should go to your skincare.

When it comes to cleaners, not anything will do. Some cleansers may be wonderful for some but not for other. Ya girl Becky, you know the one with the good hair loll, may love a foam cleanser but for your dry skin, it makes your face feel super tight and flaky.  There are things to look for like consistency, color, texture, etc. Like for sensitive skin you don’t want a harsh exfoliate. Instead chose a gentle one that you can use at night. These are some suggestions to check out. Also I strongly believe in the traditional Asian method of a double cleanse. This is when you do a first cleanse to break down makeup and built up oil and then a second cleanse to deep clean pores and get off any dead skin cells off the skin to really give your skin a great surface to absorb the rest of your skincare steps.

CLEANSERS

Oily skin: foam cleansers and  weekly exfoliates

Foam cleansers get really down into pores and lift the excess oils. Exfoliates helps with cleaning blackheads and getting off dead skin that sticks to the oil.

Dry skin: Milky and cream cleansers. Also gentle exfoliates when needed.

Milky and cream cleansers cleans the skin without stripping the skin of the little moisture that it has. If also adds moisture to the skin.

Acne prone skin: Gentle cleanser as not to aggravate skin.

Gentle gel cleansers help clean the skin without aggravating the skin which could cause more breakouts.

TONERS

Oily skin: matifying toner

Normally have a talc powder in the liquid that helps mattify the skin.

Dry skin: hydrating toner

Helps balance the skin and add some moisture to it.

Acne prone skin: toner with acne treatment medication.

Helps manage breakouts. either with some type of acne treatment medication added. I use one with salicylic acid to keep my breakouts at bay and to bring my skin back to PH balance.

MOISTURIZERS

Oily: Gel moisturizers.

Soak into the skin quickly to prevent excess oil production. Your body won’t prevent more oil if there is already enough present.

Dry: cream moisturizer.

Sits on skin surface and skin drinks it in when needed throughout the day.

Acne: treatment moisturizer.

To prevent more breakouts or the feeling of uncomfortable skin. Has a soothing effect to the skin.

When it comes to what your skin prefers, it’s all about trial and error. Be patient with your skin. Give a product a fair shot. It takes about 6 weeks to tell if a product is working. Don’t over do it with switching up too quickly, cause you can forget what works and what doesn’t. If need be, make a list of pros and cons and then compare (this is how I figure out what I like and if I don’t like, who to pass it on to).  The sooner you figure it out, the better for your skin, wallet, and piece of mind. Buying everything your best friend or favorite YouTube beauty guru loves can be pricey. It is however a good way to research products that you wouldn’t know about otherwise. Try samples from Sephora or monthly beauty subscription boxes. Also share with your friends products that didn’t work for you and they will do the same. Like swap parties. We all have that one drawer of products that were a no no. I bet we all could buy a vacation with that drawer alone. Share with someone else. You know what they say one man’s trash….. I’ll say one folks no could be another folks heck yes!!!

I hope this helped guide you all in the right direction because that skincare isle can make you dizzy, dazed, and confused

Thank you all for stopping by. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe.

Smooches,

Kim B